The True Value of a One Cent Stamp

Today is the Tuesday after Labor Day.  This shouldn’t mean much other than the line at the local Post Office was longer than usual.  I arrived mid-afternoon only to find a minimum of a ten minute wait.  Two elementary school aged brothers stood in front of me, standing  patiently until it was their turn.  Once they made it to the front of the line the older one simply  announced to the clerk, ” I’ll have two one-cent stamps please. One for myself and then my brother wants one, too.”

Slowly he placed a single penny on to the counter.  His brother followed suit and then chimed in  confidently stating, “I’d like a receipt, too, please!”

Today the  ” value” of a US one-cent stamp was priceless.   

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